Laparoscopy is a procedure used to examine the organs of the abdominal and pelvic cavities and treat conditions using minimally invasive surgery.
Minimally invasive surgery uses specialized techniques and advanced technology such as miniature cameras, fiber optics and high-definition monitors to perform diagnostic and operative procedures. These procedures require small incisions or no incisions.
The advantages of minimally invasive surgery include:
- Shorter overall recovery time.
- Faster return to regular activities.
- Alternatives to open surgery.
- shorter inpatient stays for procedures requiring admission.
- better cosmetic results.